Spatial Analysis in support of Development of the Yap Protected Area Network; by TNC, February 2016

This report presents methods and results of the following analyses to support the future development of Yaps’ protected area network:
1. Gap analysis of Yap’s existing protected area network
1.1. with respect to representation targets specified by the Micronesia challenge
1.2. in terms of adequacy for protecting key fish species
2. Spatial conservation prioritization to identify indicative priority areas for conservation, accounting for community interest in undertaking management
The outputs from these analyses may be used by The Nature Conservancy, Yap Community Action Program, and other state-level actors to assess progress towards state- and regional-level objectives for the Yap protected area network (PAN), and to identify priority areas to extend existing or establish new protected areas. Outputs may also be shared with community organizations to convey the benefits of a state-level PAN, and to provide rationale for why particular areas might be considered as conservation priorities.
The report also contains a synthesis of scientific literature on ecological requirements and management options for key fish species

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